Lime-paste jar in zoomorphic form, with lid


Historical period(s)
Angkor period, 1075-1250
Stoneware with iron pigment under wood-ash glaze
H x W x D: 6.8 x 8.3 x 7.9 cm (2 11/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in)
Cambodia or Northeast Thailand
Credit Line
Gift of Victor and Takako Hauge
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel

Zoomorphic jar

Angkor period (802 - 1431), Cambodia, green glaze, iron pigment, rabbit, stoneware, Thailand, wood-ash glaze, WWII-era provenance

From circa 1970-1972 to 1996
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge [1]

From 1996
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hauge in 1996


[1] Object File. Objects collected at this time by the Hauges largely came from dealers in Ayutthaya and Bangkok.

Previous Owner(s)

Victor and Takako Hauge American (1919 - 2013, 1923 - 2015)


Khmer potters made many animal-shaped containers and lidded small jars to be used for holding lime paste, one of the ingredients in the betel quid. Made from areca nut and lime paste wrapped in a fresh betel leaf, the betel quid was chewed as a digestive and stimulant, but also had an important role in hospitality to guests and in social and religious rituals. Ceramic containers for lime paste were made in graduated sizes--for use by individuals or larger groups--and glazed with both green and brown glazes.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 208-211.
Collection Area(s)
Southeast Asian Art
Web Resources
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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